“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How Did America End Up With Barney Frank?

This morning Barney Frank chairs committee hearings that affects the future of American financial freedom and security. This irresponsible caricature of a cliche, a buffoon, a failed fop, a pretender to intellectual distinction and the aging queen of the house has a significant impact on your wealth and all for which you worked and saved.

How is that possible?


  1. How is that possible?

    Affirmative action? Political correctness run amok? Outcome based education? Rampant secularism? A diversity culture? A dumbed-down amoral populace? Trans-nationalism?

  2. The voters of Massachusetts are the dumbest voters in the country.

    That Margaret Hoover sure thinks she's the cat's pajamas.

    O'Reilly's idea that gay marriage lets all the horses out of the barn is the reason I've turned against it. O'Reilly says at that point there is no line left to be drawn in the sand. I think he's right. A court case in Connecticut recently said as much. A man could marry his sister, his grandmother, etc. all at once. The possibilities only limited to the capacity of the imagination.

  3. Dr. Crowley nailed it. Frank is trying to distract and deflect attention away from Fannie and Freddie.